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Anti-blasphemy in the digital age: When hardliners take over

REPORT Joelle Fiss September 2016 DOWNLOAD Download the full report Given the rise of media and information technology, the debate over anti-blasphemy laws has become one of international importance. Cutting across different regions and faiths, blasphemy laws have triggered instability, empowered extremists, and increased sectarian violence. With frequently vague wording, they […]

Don’t Defeat ISIS, Yet

By RAMZY MARDINISEPT. 27, 2016 Photo Peshmerga forces during an operation to liberate villages under the control of the Islamic State southeast of Mosul, Iraq, in August. CreditAndrea Dicenzo/European Pressphoto Agency ERBIL, Iraq — A military push to recapture Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, and the rest of Nineveh Province […]

Sad legacy

Sep 24,2016 -JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL US President Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech before the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, having reached close to the end of his last term in the White House. Obama seemed to blame everybody for the growing malaise in world and regional affairs except himself, as […]

America, the threatened?

Sep 08,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – JONATHAN POWER The French ambassador to the US from 1902 to 1924, Jean-Jules Jusserand, observed that distant powers could not easily threaten the US because “on the north, she has a weak neighbour; on the south, another weak neighbour; on the east fish and […]